It is said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The rapid change in the information technology landscape is underpinned by two other near certainties; the growth in compute power and commoditization. Understanding these forces can help us to get a handle on the future arc of technological change. In this talk, using real world examples, we will explore how commoditization is affecting the systems that we build and try to make some predictions on how it will continue to impact financial services technology.
Peter Elger is a co-founder and CEO of fourTheorem, a company that specializes in cloud architectures and software transformation. Peter started his career at the Joint-Jet Undertaking in the UK where he spent 7 years building acquisition, control and data analytics systems for nuclear fusion research. He has held technical leadership roles across a broad base of the industry in both the research and commercial sectors including, software disaster recovery, telecommunications and social media. Prior to founding fourTheorem, Peter was co-founder and CTO of two companies; Stitcher Ads, a social advertising platform and nearForm, a Node.js consultancy specializing in digital transformation initiatives. An author and contributor to several books and academic papers, Peter’s latest book ‘AI as a Service’ is available from Manning Publications.
Peter holds degrees in Physics and Computer Science.
Colum Thorne started his career as a consultant working for BearingPoint before moving to his current position at RenaissanceRe. Colum has worked in various roles at the company, starting out as a software engineer and progressing on to become VP Platform Architecture. An AWS Certified Systems Architect, Colum has years of experience working in serverless computing. He has spoken at many events, including AWS Summit London, on the implementation of serverless architecture. Colum has a MSc in computing at the Dundalk Institute of Technology and did his undergraduate studies at the Technological University Dublin.
Wednesday, 04 May 2022
11:00 - 11:45 BST
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